At Jeffrey C. Robertson, DDS, we take dental technology seriously. We believe it our responsibility to stay up-to-date with the most current trends to provide the most exceptional dental care we can. Modern dental technology is one way we can improve the patient experience, make time in the dental chair more comfortable, and provide treatment much more quickly.
X-Guide 3-D Navigation for Dental Implants
For even better patient outcomes with dental implants, we are pleased to use this revolutionary system to help ensure more accurate dental implant placement. Position, angle, and depth are all improved with this technology.
When determining the proper location for dental implants, finding an area with adequate bone to support the post is essential. In some cases, using 3-D navigation can eliminate the need for bone grafting, sinus lifts, or additional procedures that make dental implants possible.
Digital x-rays enable your dentist to see what is not visible to the naked eye. But sometimes even digital x-rays fall short. For diagnosing dental decay earlier than ever before, we can utilize the DIAGNOdent. Hidden decay is revealed with this small, pen-like probe that checks the health of a tooth with a painless laser beam of light. If decay is present in the tooth, an alarm will sound.
Because it identifies if decay is lurking below the tooth surface, we can catch tooth decay at its earliest stages, often avoiding the need for procedures later on.
Cone-Beam CT Scanner
Sometimes we cannot obtain sufficient information with regular digital x-rays, and this is where the cone-beam CT scanner comes into play. It provides three-dimensional images of the teeth, soft tissues of the mouth, nerve pathways, and jawbone—all in one scan. All the patient has to do during this procedure is to remain still while the machine makes a 360-degree rotation. The entire process takes less than a minute, but it provides our dentists with a wealth of information.
The cone-beam CT scanner is particularly useful for dental implant placement as well as identifying abnormalities, dental trauma, and other oral issues, and can also assist with the ease and accuracy of extractions.
If you have ever had a traditional dental impression made, you are all-too-familiar with the unpleasant paste that is used. But with digital impressions, you can say goodbye to goopy pastes. These highly accurate images enable us to make dental restorations with better accuracy—and better patient comfort. Digital scan technology eliminates distortion and air bubbles that are common with old-fashioned paste impressions for more accurate crowns and bridges.